if i believe
in death be sure
because you have loved me,
moon and sunset
stars and flowers
gold crescendo and silver muting.
e.e. cummings, excerpt from “if i believe” (via larmoyante)
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via larmoyante)
Death is always on the way, but the fact that you don’t know when it will arrive seems to take away from the finiteness of life. It’s that terrible precision that we hate so much. But because we don’t know, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that’s so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more. Perhaps not even. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.
Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky (via larmoyante)
The people who are meant to be in your life will always gravitate back towards you, no matter how far they wander.
There is a shipwreck between your ribs. You are a box with fragile written on it, and so many people have not handled you with care.
Shinji Moon, What It Took To Understand (via larmoyante)